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Robert Todd – Life In The Shadows (2018)

Active elements at play, in toil, and retreat, seeking peace. Read More »

Jack Bond – Dali in New York (1965)

Filmmaker Jack Bond and Salvador Dali got together at Christmas 1965 to make Dali in New York, a highly entertaining film. Dali devoted two weeks of his life to creating extraordinary scenes for the film, performing “manifestations” with a plaster cast, a thousand ants and one million dollars in cash. When he confronts the feminist writer, Jane Arden, sparks fly. “You are my slave!”. “I am not your slave”. “Everybody is my slave”. Read More »

John Huston & Vincent Sherman – Across the Pacific (1942)

Synopsis:
Rick Leland makes no secret of the fact he has no loyalty to his home country after he is court-martialed, kicked out of the Army, and boards a Japanese ship for the Orient in late 1941. But has Leland really been booted out, or is there some other motive for his getting close to fellow passenger Doctor Lorenz? Any motive for getting close to attractive traveler Alberta Marlow would however seem pretty obvious. Read More »

Tod Browning – The Unholy Three (1925)

Lon Chaney — the Man of a Thousand Faces — used his makeup skills, astonishing physicality and profound empathy to create Quasimodo, the Phantom of the Opera and more of the Silent Era’s greatest horror roles. In this hypnotic mix of creepiness and crime, he plays a ventriloquist who dons a granny disguise to team with a strongman and a little person in a bizarre robbery scheme that ends in murder. The film marks an even more fateful alliance than that of the Unholy Three: the collaboration between Chaney and director Tod Browning, who would helm seven more Chaney movies before making Sound Era horror history with Dracula and Freaks. Read More »

Frederick Wiseman – The Garden (2005)

Description
A documentary on Madison Square Garden. Filmed in 1997 and prevented from public screening by the operators of Madison Square Garden. Read More »

Philip S. Solomon – Rehearsals for Retirement (2007)

Synopsis
In memoriam – Mark LaPore. Darkness at the edge of town, light at the end of the tunnel, a stalled hearse and fires on the plain. Read More »

Philip S. Solomon – Still Raining, Still Dreaming (2009)

Synopsis
Part of Solomon’s acclaimed Grand Theft Auto series, titled “In Memorium”, a body of work shot entirely within the virtual world of the Grand Theft Auto video game. Read More »